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Rob Lanphier - administrator of electorama.com
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Rob Lanphier - administrator of www.electorama.com and wiki.electorama.com.  Note: almost all of the content formerly hosted on wiki.electorama.com can be found at https://electowiki.org
  
More information can be found [http://robla.net on my homepage].
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More about me can be found [http://robla.net on my homepage]. For my history with this website, see [https://robla.blog/2019/12/23/why-donate-to-a-non-profit-with-a-hard-to-pronounce-name/ my December 2019 blogpost "Why donate to a non-profit with a hard-to-pronounce name?"].  There, I describe
  
 
== News ==
 
== News ==
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=== 2019-12-28 ===
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Earlier this month, I redirected almost all of the content URLs from wiki.electorama.com to electowiki.org.  I also published [https://robla.blog/2019/12/23/why-donate-to-a-non-profit-with-a-hard-to-pronounce-name/ my December 2019 blogpost "Why donate to a non-profit with a hard-to-pronounce name?"], which chronicles my 1994-2019 electoral reform journey (e.g. establishing the EM-list, establishing electorama.com, setting up this wiki, migrating this wiki, etc).
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=== 2018-09-22 ===
 
=== 2018-09-22 ===
 
A brief history of wiki.electorama.com (aka "Electowiki").  wiki.electorama.com was born back in 2005, thanks to the initiative and an initial burst of effort by [[User:DanKeshet]], and the promising beginnings of a wiki community.  Dan took a wikibreak, but I was largely able to take over.  I wrote+deployed the [[Electowidget]] extension to this wiki.  Things plugged along for a few years, then I ran out of time to keep up with the site.  The login system that I put in place to stop spam sadly also seemed to make new accounts difficult (or impossible) to create.  I had some half-baked plans to shift to using Github Pages as a possible replacement, but didn't get the export fully done to my satisfaction. [https://electowiki.org/wiki/User:Psephomancy User:Psephomancy] set up an export of this site over at https://electowiki.miraheze.org .  When I saw how far Psephomancy made it (getting the move 98% done), I did the other 2%, quickly making a logo for the site and registering https://electowiki.org .  We're on track to migrate the vast majority of wiki.electorama.com over to electowiki.org, and making that the normative copy of most of the articles (keeping https://electorama.com/em over here, as well as information about [[Electowidget]])
 
A brief history of wiki.electorama.com (aka "Electowiki").  wiki.electorama.com was born back in 2005, thanks to the initiative and an initial burst of effort by [[User:DanKeshet]], and the promising beginnings of a wiki community.  Dan took a wikibreak, but I was largely able to take over.  I wrote+deployed the [[Electowidget]] extension to this wiki.  Things plugged along for a few years, then I ran out of time to keep up with the site.  The login system that I put in place to stop spam sadly also seemed to make new accounts difficult (or impossible) to create.  I had some half-baked plans to shift to using Github Pages as a possible replacement, but didn't get the export fully done to my satisfaction. [https://electowiki.org/wiki/User:Psephomancy User:Psephomancy] set up an export of this site over at https://electowiki.miraheze.org .  When I saw how far Psephomancy made it (getting the move 98% done), I did the other 2%, quickly making a logo for the site and registering https://electowiki.org .  We're on track to migrate the vast majority of wiki.electorama.com over to electowiki.org, and making that the normative copy of most of the articles (keeping https://electorama.com/em over here, as well as information about [[Electowidget]])
  
 
The main obstacle in my mind to making this shift official is making the edit history kosher.  Psephomancy filed a ticket over at the Miraheze issue tracker, and I'm optimistic we can figure something out.
 
The main obstacle in my mind to making this shift official is making the edit history kosher.  Psephomancy filed a ticket over at the Miraheze issue tracker, and I'm optimistic we can figure something out.

Latest revision as of 16:18, 28 December 2019

Rob Lanphier - administrator of www.electorama.com and wiki.electorama.com. Note: almost all of the content formerly hosted on wiki.electorama.com can be found at https://electowiki.org

More about me can be found on my homepage. For my history with this website, see my December 2019 blogpost "Why donate to a non-profit with a hard-to-pronounce name?". There, I describe

News

2019-12-28

Earlier this month, I redirected almost all of the content URLs from wiki.electorama.com to electowiki.org. I also published my December 2019 blogpost "Why donate to a non-profit with a hard-to-pronounce name?", which chronicles my 1994-2019 electoral reform journey (e.g. establishing the EM-list, establishing electorama.com, setting up this wiki, migrating this wiki, etc).

2018-09-22

A brief history of wiki.electorama.com (aka "Electowiki"). wiki.electorama.com was born back in 2005, thanks to the initiative and an initial burst of effort by User:DanKeshet, and the promising beginnings of a wiki community. Dan took a wikibreak, but I was largely able to take over. I wrote+deployed the Electowidget extension to this wiki. Things plugged along for a few years, then I ran out of time to keep up with the site. The login system that I put in place to stop spam sadly also seemed to make new accounts difficult (or impossible) to create. I had some half-baked plans to shift to using Github Pages as a possible replacement, but didn't get the export fully done to my satisfaction. User:Psephomancy set up an export of this site over at https://electowiki.miraheze.org . When I saw how far Psephomancy made it (getting the move 98% done), I did the other 2%, quickly making a logo for the site and registering https://electowiki.org . We're on track to migrate the vast majority of wiki.electorama.com over to electowiki.org, and making that the normative copy of most of the articles (keeping https://electorama.com/em over here, as well as information about Electowidget)

The main obstacle in my mind to making this shift official is making the edit history kosher. Psephomancy filed a ticket over at the Miraheze issue tracker, and I'm optimistic we can figure something out.